the relation of women to themselves

March 25, 2017

Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only most relations between men and women but also the relation of women to themselves. The surveyor of woman in herself is male; the surveyed female. Thus she turns herself into an object – and most particularly an object of vision.

Helena Goscilo
Dehexing Sex: Russian Womanhood during and after Glasnost

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